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Title:
Uniprint: Release stations in OIT clusters and dorm facilities for students
Synopsis:
How do I print to an OIT Cluster or dorm printer? What is Papercut?


Solution:

In order to cut down the amount of wasted paper in OIT Clusters, OIT uses a print accounting system called Papercut.

When you print to a Papercut-managed queue, the document will not automatically come out of the printer. You must "release" the job using the computer labeled PRINT RELEASE STATION, which is located next to the printer you want to use.

Login to the print release station by tapping your Tiger Card on the attached card reader. After logging on, you will see a list of all the print jobs you have sent to that printer. Tap Print next to the print jobs you want to release. You can also choose to cancel any print jobs you no longer wish to print from this screen. The entire process takes only a few seconds.

Any job that has not been released will automatically expire after four hours in the queue. The system is intended to increase general awareness of paper consumption, and to provide the opportunity to "take back" any print jobs that might have been printed by mistake.

The Papercut system is used to track and enforce print quotas across OIT and Library cluster systems. Additional information on print quotas can be found in Solution 9975.

Questions or comments about this system should be sent to clusters@princeton.edu.

For Departments:
Consider putting network departmental printers on Papercut, a print management system that keeps track of each print job, currently in use by OIT and the Library to manage the public printing stations. With Papercut reports you can monitor who is printing and how much, and by using the optional print release stations, you can cut back on unnecessary printing by printing only the documents you really want. Please see: kb.princeton.edu/9950 for more information.

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Last Updated:
June 5, 2016

Solution ID:
9110